Starting in Edinburgh at either the ScotClans office in Leith or …
1 Day Tour from Edinburgh for 4-5 people with Lord Sempill
Jamie is a natural storyteller, and a real life Clan Chief (not a Fraser I’m afraid) – find out about the history, the backdrop of Outlander. …… Unique opportunity….
1. Standing Stones
Our tour begins like Clare’s adventure with touching a standing stone to step back in time. We begin our trip at the Standing Stones, Tuilyies Stones Lundin Links, Fife. ????
CLAIRE – the 40s with glimpses of the 18th Century
2. Culross (village of Cranesmuir) incl Culross West Church
Stand in Culross town centre. See the home of Geillis Duncan and her husband Arthur….. Take a stroll …
Culross West Church is the dreaded Cranesmuir Black Kirk, where children dare themselves to venture, and some come out poisoned. Claire, of course, wishes to check it out too, finding the culprit plants almost immediately. The ruined old parish church of Culross was built circa 1500-1560. It didn’t have a very long tenancy as the village’s spiritual center, as an Act of Parliament switched those duties over to the Abbey Parish Church in 1633. Nevertheless, people continued to be buried in its hallowed grounds right up until the 18th and 19th centuries. Warning – don’t nibble on the plants here!
Home to Mrs Baird’s Guesthouse in the Covenanter Hotel as well as the Bruce Fountain that all plays a large part in the TV series, where Frank witnesses the ghost of Jamie looking up at Claire in the first episode. Campbell’s Coffee Shop is just across the road and further down the street is Fayre Earth Gift Shop which stood in for Farrell’s Hardware and Furniture Store where Clare stops to look at the window stocked with authentic period merchandise.
Have lunch 40s style at …..
4. Aberdour Castle?
Aberdour Castle was used as the monastery in episode 16 of Outlander.
Then back across the water
JAMIE’S WORLD – the 18th Century
5. Blackness Castle
Now you’re cast back in time to the horror of Blackness Castle, an ominous awe inspiring castle where the scene of Jamie being flogged was set. This 15th century fortress provides the setting for the Fort Williams headquarters of Black Jack Randall as well as featuring in the heart-wrenching scene of Jamie’s incarceration.
6. Midhope House (Lallybroch)
This is a place not many tourists get to see
Lallybroch, also known as Broch Tuarach, is Jamie’s fictional home in the series. In real life it’s a part-ruined 16th-century tower house near Edinburgh. If you do visit, please don’t go inside; the interior is derelict and not entirely safe. Just admire it from a distance. Find out what Jamie’s life would have been like in the 18th Century. Mid hope House is sat in the grounds of Midhope Castle.
wee step forward to the 1940s
7. Preston Mill
Preston Mill which provided backdrop for a number of scenes in the 1940s. This irritatingly doesn’t quite fit in, wonder if it could be a bonus?
Happy Ending – wedding ….
8. Glencorse Old Kirk
To Complete this tour we join Jamie and Clare at the place of their wedding – charming old kirk. Sit in a pew and imagine you are there.